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Within weeks, we have gifted record-breaking fires in a northwest, record-breaking hurricanes in Texas and Florida, and a record-breaking trembler in Mexico. What is happening? Are these disasters random? Just freaks of nature? Or is something some-more poignant intended? The answer might be found in an implausible Biblical story.
A home shop-worn by a tree is seen after Hurricane Irma done landfall in Tampa, Florida, U.S., Sep 11, 2017.
The Old Testament book of 1 Kings 19 annals a thespian stage when a Lord God upheld by as a soothsayer Elijah stood in a mouth of a cave. The outline is eerily identical to ours, since initial there was a good and absolute wind, though a Lord was not in a wind. After a breeze there was an earthquake, though a Lord was not in a earthquake. After a trembler came a fire, though a Lord was not in a fire. And after a glow came a still, tiny voice–the peaceful voice of Father God vocalization to His frightened, sap child.
A falling vessel is surrounded by waste in a issue of Hurricane Irma during Sundance Marine in Palm Shores, Fla., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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God used a earthquake, breeze and glow to get Elijah’s attention, since God had something to say. Our conditions is so identical to Elijah’s it begs a question: Is God regulating these storms to get a courtesy since He also has something to contend to His us? Yes, He is. What is it? we trust God is observant in hint what He pronounced to Elijah. His summary can be damaged into 4 parts:
1) Be comforted. The fact that God spoke to Elijah suggested God’s presence. God is with us. He has promised, “Never will we leave you; never will we leave you.” (Hebrews 13:5) God is right there. With you. Now! And He understands what it feels like to be nude of everything.
Marie Powell surveys repairs to her skill during a mobile home park after Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, U.S. Sep 11, 2017.
2) Be blessed. God told Elijah He would move help. And God did. He brought Elisha alongside. God will move us help, too: initial responders, FEMA, friends, neighbors, family—even strangers will come alongside to assistance in a work of rebuilding. They are changed to do so by a Spirit of God, so even in a mess, mold, plod and wretchedness we are wakeful of Heaven’s blessing.
3) Be encouraged. God told Elijah there were some-more true believers in God than Elijah was wakeful of, implying Elijah’s life had been some-more impactful than he knew. Our lives also have almighty significance. No male is an island. Life is not only about you. Me. These storms have given plenty event for us to know that life is about something bigger than we are. It’s a good time to shuffle a priorities and private world.
Neighbors assistance any other transparent their highway of waste in Kissimmee, Fla., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, as residents start to purify adult after Hurricane Irma plowed by a state.
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4) Be ready. God gave Elijah another assignment—a purpose. And we trust God has a purpose for us. We need to demeanour to Him and be prepared for what’s entrance next. Because shortly after Elijah’s marvellous fight with God, he was “raptured.” Taken adult into Heaven but saying death. Don’t skip this pragmatic message. In a difference of Jesus, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. In my Father’s residence are many rooms; if it were not so, we would have told you. we am going there to prepared a place for you. And if we go and prepared a place for you, we will come behind and take we to be with me that we also might be where we am.” (John 14:1-3) Heaven is waiting! Jesus is coming! The signs He gave vigilance that His entrance is imminent. On that day, don’t be left behind. Be prepared to accommodate Him face to face. Turn to Him now. Place your trust in Jesus.
Recently planted palm trees distortion strewn opposite a highway as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Miami Beach, Fla.
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God is vocalization by a storms. Are we listening?